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July 9, 2018

Festival Parking Plans Announced

Parking locations and a free shuttle service have been announced for festival goers wishing to drive to the 78th National Folk Festival taking place over the weekend of September 7- 9, 2018, in downtown Salisbury. “With about 1,000 parking spaces located in our downtown parking lots and garage, plus 5,000 parking spaces available at and next to the Wicomico Youth &...

June 27, 2018

Six More Performers Announced for 78th National Folk Festival

New stage performers announced include: Albert Lee (Malibu, California) – rockabilly Nicknamed “Mr. Telecaster,” this rockabilly guitar icon is noted for his unique picking technique, melodic sensibilities, and lightning speed. The Bing Brothers Band feat. Jake Krack (Marlinton and Huntington, West Virginia) – old-time string band One of the Mountain State’s finest old-time bands ably carries on their Appalachian musical...

June 12, 2018

Chesapeake Traditions at the National Folk Festival

THIS JUST IN - the 78th National Folk Festival announced today the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area & Stage program, sharing details about the performers, craftspeople and demonstrators who will be featured in this special area of the Festival in 2018, the first year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. Adding to the festive air of the press event was the participation of three...

June 7, 2018

Be a Volunteer – Shifts now Open

Over 800 volunteers needed to fill a variety of positions for the free, 78th National Folk Festival taking place in downtown Salisbury, September 7 – 9, 2018 Salisbury, MD, June 5, 2018 —The National Folk Festival has announced that volunteer shifts are now posted and OPEN for online sign up. Partnering with the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s...

May 15, 2018

Look Who’s Coming to Salisbury

MORE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED - The National Folk Festival has released the fourth group of performers who will be among those featured at the 2018 Festival, which will take place over the weekend of September 7 – 9 in downtown Salisbury. “The word ‘folk’ can mean different things to different people, so some may be surprised to learn that National Folk...

May 2, 2018

Third Round of Performers Announced for 78th National Folk Festival

Salisbury, MD – The National Folk Festival has released the third group of artists who will be performing in downtown Salisbury from September 7 – 9, 2018. The 78th National Folk Festival in 2018 marks the first year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. Over 350 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople—will take part in the National Folk Festival, with more than...

April 13, 2018

Volunteers Sign-up Today

The National Folk Festival is seeking over 800  fun-loving and community-spirited volunteers to join us in September. Festival Volunteers are the lifeblood of this fantastic event. There's lots to do and we want YOU to be a volunteer at the 78th National Folk Festival in Downtown Salisbury, MD. Volunteers get: A FREE Volunteer t-shirt Service credit hours (for high school and college students) Community...

April 3, 2018

Next Four Artists Announced

The National Folk Festival has released the second group of artists who will be performing in downtown Salisbury from September 7 – 9, 2018. The four artists announced today include: The Chankas of Peru (Port Chester, New York) – Andean scissors dance Carrying on the legendary danza de las tijeras (scissors dance), an ancient, highly acrobatic indigenous ritual dance from...

March 16, 2018

Food Vendor Application Period Extended to April 25

The National Folk Festival is opening up a 2nd round of applications for Food Vendors. We are seeking a diverse mix of tastes and cuisines. Plus, we are offering a 1st year discount of 25% off Food Vendor Space Fees. Check out the new dates in the Food Vendor guidelines by clicking HERE. And be sure to visit our Food...

March 10, 2018

First Year Discount for Food Vendors

1st Year Discount announced: 25% off Food Vendor Space Fee (does not incl. application fee) ​We recognize that the National Folk Festival is an unknown for our local food vendors, so we are offering a 1st year discount of 25% off the Food Vendor Space Fee. The National Folk Festival has traditionally been a great success for our vendors, and we hope this 1st...

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